Isabelle and Charles - Six Weeks to Plan

When Charles contacted me in July asking for a wedding in August, I assumed he meant August 2017. But no! We had six weeks to find them a venue, florist, decor, organize food and beverage and everything! It was a quick plan but so fun to do! I explained that they would have to make decisions quickly for the process to move as it needed to. 

We put together an amazing team of vendors to make it come to life! I was so happy that they trusted us to make this happen for them. 

Photos : The Apartment Photography | Decor and Florals : Koncept Event Design | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Cecil Green Park House | Cake: Cake by Annie | Hair and Make Up: 

 

Annual Christmas Brunch

A few weeks ago we were thrilled to host some of Vancouver's finest women for our annual Christmas Brunch! We extended the invitation to an intimate group of women who we look up to. They are business owners, bloggers, career women, moms and all around awesome. 

We worked with a number of different vendors to create a warm and welcoming brunch to start their Christmas season off right! It was so nice to be be able to sit and chat! 

After scrolling through the pictures please take a look through all of the amazing contributors! 

Venue: Faye Smith Hair and Make Up Studio | Catering and Service: Truffles Fine Foods | Floral : The Flower Factory | Photography : Ainsley Rose Photography | Rentals (harvest tables, chairs, charger plates, pillows) : BOLD Event Creative | Rentals (Gold Cutlery, Glassware, Napkins) : Pedersens Rentals | Rentals (Gold Rimmed Plates) : Lonsdale Event Rentals | Calligraphy : Hello Maurelle | Mimosa Bar: Tap Restaurant | Juice : Krokodile Pear | Gift Basket Mugs : The Free Reign Life | Gift Basket Toffee : Rock Coast | Gift Basket Holiday Cards : Fox and Fancy

Peizi and Ed - Rose Quartz and Serenity Wedding

This was one of our most challenging weddings of 2016 as we had only ONE HOUR to complete the fun reception set up. It was so much fun to plan and we put together a rockstar team of vendors. Most of the guests were from out of town and so we wanted to choose a venue that would feature the best of Vancouver. Take a look through some of the beautiful images captured by Blush wedding Photography. Congratulations P&E! 

Photography: Blush Photography | Decor: Concept Events | Floral Design: Flowerz Inc | Catering: Culinary Capers | Cake: Cake by Nicole | Videography: Van Weddings Inc | Hair and Make Up: Tori Blush Co | Mirror Calligraphy: Hello Maurelle

 

Jules and Jared - Cocktail Style Dining

Love these two and their amazing style! Jared and Julie wanted their wedding to feel untraditional, chic and super fun! They nailed it by having a cocktail style dinner complete with a Lucky Pearl Oyster Bar (this is the company that does my annual summer party and they are amazing!), Sweet Petite dessert buffet, Tacofino food truck, passed canapés by Cocktails and Canapés, and a huge charcuterie table. 

This style event is great if you are looking for something different or looking to keep a close eye on your budget. When you are able to be creative with your seating styles and food choices everyone wins! 

Photos by Alba Photography | Floral by Green with Envy

Jenna and Chad - Home Sweet Home

The most magical home-style wedding to date! This family runs a large farm in Delta and we able to use their whole property to create the most amazing ceremony site I have ever seen. The bride planned and planted the sunflower field a year in advance so that it would be the perfect height they day they said I Do. The bride was so humble about the ceremony site work she had done but it literally blew me away!

I know that "barn yard chic" has been in style for a few years now, this was one of the best I had had the pleasure of being a part of because it was so authentic. We strive to make sure weddings feel like the couples and this one was a perfect example of that. The bride and groom, her parents, and her grandparents all live on this working farm. I used her brothers cruiser bike as my way around the property for the day. The lavender to throw at the ceremony came from the gardens. And, all of the cool vintage decor (wheel barrows, crates etc) were found around the property. 

One of my favourite touches of the day was the "clinking" kiss game. I'll be honest to say that I'm not usually a huge fan of these wedding games but what they did was a testament to how thoughtful this couple and community are. In order to get the couple to kiss, guests needed to make a donation to a local family who are currently raising money to purchase a wheelchair accessible van for their son. Jenna and Chad, with the help of their amazing guests, were able to drop of $750 for this amazing family.   

Photos by M&Him : http://mandhim.com 

Sara and Pierce - Granville Island Love

Sara and Pierce were such a special couple to work with. They were both involved in the planning process and were super considerate about each other’s desires for the day. They were down to earth and a dream to work with!

The week of the wedding it had been raining all week. We rehearsed the ceremony in Ron Basford park under the shield of our umbrellas during a downpour. Luckily, the day of the wedding the sky parted and the sun came out.

As Sara walked down the boardwalk of Ron Basford Park she looked stunning in a Truvelle dress with makeup by Jasmine Hoffman. Sara and Pierce were married with the perfect backdrop of Vancouver’s seawall.

After the ceremony, guests headed to the patio of Performance Works for cocktail hour. Guests sipped on Aperol Spritzes and listened to live music as Sara and Pierce had family photos with John Bello photography.

Soon after the bride and groom joined the party and everyone made their way into Performance Works for the reception. Art of the Party created floral chandeliers and hung them over the long harvest tables. The room looked spectacular. After a delicious buffet by Emelles Catering, the speeches kicked off. As a wedding planner I get to hear my fair share of speeches. I loved each and every speech I heard that evening! From touching childhood stories from their parents to hilarious antics from their best friends, the speeches definitely entertained the crowd!

After Sara and Pierce thanked their guests they cut their cake by The Cake Mama and got the party started on the dance floor. Man About Town kept guests partying late into the evening.

Sara and Pierce were such a fun couple to work with and I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

All photos by John Bello Photography.

 

Styled Shoot : Andy Warhol Wedding

Styled Shoot Produced for Wedluxe Magazine

 

PHOTOGRAPHY • Ken Tan Photo, CREATIVE DIRECTION AND PLANNING • Epic Events, FLORAL DESIGN • Balconi Floral Design, VENUE • The Waterfall Building, STATIONERY DESIGN • Fox and Fancy, LONG SLEEVED GOWN • Hayley Paige provided by Blush Bridal, SHORT SLEEVE GOWN • Pure Magnolia, JEWELLERY •  Cavalier Gastown, HAIR STYLIST AND MAKEUP ARTIST • Faye Smith Make Up and Hair, NAILS • Joyride Nails, DECOR RENTALS (FEATURE CLUB CHAIRS, GEOMETRIC SCREENS, CAKE STAND) • Loungeworks Rentals, TABLE LINEN AND GOLD TABLE DECOR • Koncept Event Design, CUTLERY AND WINE GLASSES • West Elm Market, CAKE DESIGN • When Pigs Fly Pastries